First trend of the year

Compare and contrast.


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77 responses to “First trend of the year

  1. MDDawg

    I’m not a Richt hater, I actually thought he was/is a great coach, but if he was still here, this is the kind of stat that would scare the crap out of me. Like “Coach X is 0-5 against SEC teams”? Crap! We’re doomed. Their quarterback has never thrown for more than 300 yards in a game? He’ll look like a Heisman contender against us. If Kirby can have the players focused and ready to play every game, every year, that would be a significant improvement in and of itself.

  2. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    We’re gonna win!!! We’re gonna win!!! We’re gonna win!!! 😉

  3. 81Dog

    we aren’t good enough to look past UNC, or any other solid team, but we sure don’t have any reason to think we can’t beat them.

  4. Bulldog Joe

    On the road, we have lost our last two P5 openers plus Boise State.

  5. AusDawg85

    Just for the record so we don’t have to rehash this in future years…is this a “big game”?

  6. Irwin R. Fletcher

    That stat isn’t right…L’s against Clemson in 13, Boise St in 11, and OSU in 09.

    • Irwin R. Fletcher

      Nevermind…Boise isn’t a P5 team. Which makes Chris Low’s stat incredibly stupid. They are 1-2 in their last three…but let’s create conversation by going back all the way to 1994 to come up with 6-2?

      Can we start playing games already?

      • He was matching eight games to eight games.

        • Normaltown Mike

          eighters gonna eight

        • Irwin R. Fletcher

          I guess it makes sense why he said it. For some reason I assumed UNC had played P5 opponents more often once you took out Boise State…Still had to go back to ’99 for the 0-8.

          Anyway, just to cover all our bases…UNC in openers since 1994
          3-9 vs. P5
          4-3 as a ranked team
          1-5 vs. ranked opponents

          UGA in openers since 1994
          6-2 vs. P5
          13-3 as a ranked team
          2-3 vs. ranked teams including losses in 3 of the last 4.

          2016 marks the 15th straight season UGA has opened ranked in the AP Poll, the longest streak in school history. Although 18 is the lowest ranking since 2011..another year UGA opened against a ranked opponent in the Ga Dome. It is the 6th straight Top 20 appearance in the preseason poll, which makes it the second longest streak passing 1979-1983 and falling behind only 2002-2009.

  7. Derek

    We just fired a guy who couldn’t win more than ten games with the most loaded roster you can find outside of the NFL so I don’t know how we can expect Kirby to win any games with this totally empty cupboard of inept retreads and rejects. Given what we’ve been through I’ll be happy if they just find the stadium. If you’re expecting more than that, then you’re just unreasonable. CKS is going to need about 7 years or so to make us the 10 win a season type of program that we were in 2015.

    • dawgman3000

      Yes Derek we get it. Mark Richt is the best coach evah! Nick Saban cant tote his jock strap!

      • Derek

        We get it dawgman3000. CMR is inferior to both Johnny Griffith and Ray Goff. CMR is the worse coach evah just like you’ve made clear. We get exactly what you are saying. You said that Charlie Weis is a better head coach than CMR. We get it. No need to repeat yourself in saying that Derek Dooley’s tenure at UT was more impressive than CMR’s at UGA, we heard you. You’ve made it very clear that you would have rather hired Gerry Faust in 2001. No reason to repeat yourself.

        • Irwin R. Fletcher

          This is a Derek parody, right? It’s hilarious.

        • dawgman3000

          Dude……..let it go……..he’s gone.

          • Derek

            Dude, I’m making fun of the “Fire richt!!!” crowd. They are still around.

            • Argondawg

              “the most loaded roster you can find outside of the NFL”

              You lost me after that.

            • Mad Mike

              Aw come on man, be honest, your real reason for posting that is because you wanted to get into it with someone. It’s your thing, everyone here knows it. It’s cool.

              • Derek

                The real reason is that I find it ironic/funny that the same people who were saying that CMR couldn’t meet their expectations are the ones who want CKS not to have any expectations.

                • Mad Mike

                  I know, I was just ribbing ya good naturedley. I’m one of those folks that thought it was time to part ways with Richt, but realized the guy that would be following him has some big shoes to feel. If Kirby craps the bed he should damn sure be held accountable.

                  • Mike Cooley

                    Well with the season about to start, I sure hope Derek gets laid soon. Hell I’ll buy him some if that’s what it takes.

  8. Rocksalt

    A hallmark of the Richt tenure was helping opponents break trends and get signature wins. Begain with WVU and just went on from there….

    • dawgman3000

      Rocksalt, I thought I was the only one who noticed that trend.

    • Derek

      Good point. All trend lines were worse under CMR:

      Our record in Tuscaloosa before CMR was 0-6. CMR’s record in Tuscaloosa is 2-0.

      From 1989 to 2000 we beat UT 1 time and lost 9.

      From 1989 to 2000 we lost to Tech 5 times.

      From 1992 to 2000 we won the East 0 times.

      From 1984 to 2000 we appeared in 0 Major Bowl games.

      From 1983 to 2000 we won 0 SEC Championships.

      No noticeable improvement there.

      • 69Dawg

        This place is like Animal House you can’t reason with them their on a roll.

      • dawgman3000

        I’m sure there are plenty of Miami blogs for you enjoy.

        • Derek

          Are they on a “fact-based” system of fandom or a “random, nonsensical blabbering of morons” system? If it’s ok with you, I’d like to simply connect fact with opinion. I think there’s room for that even among UGA fans despite the fact that you personally find facts to be annoying and inconvenient.

          • Argondawg

            What is your larger point? Stop blabbing and spit it out. Boil it down. I just wanna see you say it. Your therapist would approve.

            • Derek

              Be appreciative and respectful for what we had, hopeful for the future and, most of all, quit being a damn idiot.


          • Rocksalt

            Gosh, with all those turnarounds, why isn’t he still coaching? It may have something to do with WVU, Boise St., Oklahoma St., Colorado, making sure Ron Zook had at least one feather in his cap, a UCF bowl victory, and so on. Yep, Richt turned a lot of rivalries around, but my point was his poorly-prepared teams were regular as clockwork when it came to giving other programs a boost – and usually on big stages. I loved the coach, but the bulk of his tenure post-2005 was always accompanied by “will this Saturday be the day?”

            • Derek

              and mine is that things were far shittier before his arrival even if you take out 2002-2005. That’s just the truth. Facts matter.

              I see no need to be snarky about CMR and its pretty ironic to have people take shots, you respond and you’re the one who won’t let it go.

              • Derek you sound like you want to follow Richt to tha U.

                • Derek

                  Blog posts make sounds? What do they sound like?

                  So if anybody says anything non-disparaging about CMR then they are a U fan? I would then imagine that only people who say bad things about CMR are real UGA fans right?

                  Did you get a lobotomy BEFORE you formed these judgments or do you come by these things naturally?

            • Irwin R. Fletcher

              Get a room, you two.

              Argument A- His good stuff was good so stop just focusing on his bad stuff, he won more at UGA than just about anyone else, he left the program in good shape, he won championships, 2013 was 5 yards from a MNC, Kirby is going to get a pass, etc. etc.
              Argument B- His bad stuff was bad so stop just focusing on his good stuff, inattention to detail, roster management, should have won more, illprepared teams, laid eggs in big games, rode on 2002 and 2005 longer than he should have, Kirby is getting the same pass Richt got after Donnan, etc. etc.

              Here’s the bottom line…despite both of your attempts to prove yourselves incapable of a rational thought, you both are right. That’s the rub. You can’t win either argument A or argument B because they are both right.

              Here’s my preference…why don’t you guys go find some articles in the archives to comment on? That way you both…and the rest of the folks that can’t seem to read an article about 2016 without trying to make it into a Richt discussion… can live in the past and not drag the rest of us down with you.

      • lakedawg

        Derek, some folks just do not like facts or stats that prove them so wrong.

  9. Juan

    Thank god Boise isn’t P5

  10. 69Dawg

    I guess we will eventually get over the fact that some of our fans detested Mark Richt because he never won a NC. Some of our fans while not happy with his record against Florida could live with 9.5 wins per year. I am of the camp that says what’s done is done. Kirby is our coach and we should support our coach and team. I do wish that every time Mark’s name is mentioned we could stop all the crap of running him and 15 years of service to the University down. Once McGarity is gone I’m sure the powers that be will honor him for being the second best coach in UGA history. Our problem is we always think we are better than we really are. Since we can’t be wrong the coaches must suck. We have, except for a brief 3 years in the 1980’s, been a marginally successful football team when compared with the national powers. We have never sustained greatness but we have flirted with it. I hope Kirby can change that and I wish him well. Go Dawgs.

    • dawgman3000

      Man, I don’t run what CMR did down. I appreciate that he elevated the program to the point that winning 10 games was considered underachieving. CMR had clearly done all that he could do at UGA. It was time to move on. UGA has the potential to be an ELITE football program and he wasn’t going to take it there. I wish some of you would separate Mark Richt the great man from Mark Richt the above average coach. A week from now will be the start of a new era of UGA football. Let’s focus on that instead of Miami’s head man.

    • JCDAWG83

      Sorry, I can’t view Richt’s tenure as “…15 years of service to the University…” Richt was paid $50 million for those 15 years. I don’t see any need to thank him for his “service”. If anything, he should thank Georgia for the last 7 years of money for not much work.

      Richt is gone, Kirby is the coach, I’m glad of both of those things. When the Richt disciples start throwing the 9.73 wins average, best coach ever at Georgia, should have kept him, etc., etc. you are going to get the pushback. I’m hoping Kirby can make everyone forget about the past 10 years.

      • Derek

        I have not seen anybody saying anything negative about the change since it was made. I was opposed to it before it was made but I’ve been nothing but supportive and optimistic since the change was made. I think that the vast, overwhelming majority of fans who wanted to stay the course have exactly the same attitude. I know that it might make the “fire Richt!” crowd feel better thinking that there is an equally large, annoying and unreasonable “Fire Kirby!” crowd. There just ain’t.

        The Fire Kirby crowd will be comprised mainly of members of the Fire Richt crowd almost to a person.

        • Your last sentence is a great truth which we will see be proven correct in 3 to 4 years if we don’t win a NC.

          • Yep – led by a number of commenters on this blog … The first time the team soils the bed or face plants (i.e., loses), our favorite commenters will be out there blasting Kirby, Chaney, Tucker and members of the team.

    • Debby Balcer

      Amen andAmen

  11. DoubleDawg1318

    Meaningless stat is meaningless

  12. stoopnagle

    Considering the last of those 8 was a team UGA hung 52 points on, I’ll take it.

    Enjoy your retirement, Steve.

  13. Mike Cooley

    I don’t know what is going to happen Saturday but that’s part of the beauty of it. If Richt was still here I would have a sick feeling that we were about to give NC a great start to their season. Sort of like the way we shot ourselves in both feet un til the gun was empty to give Bootch his “signature win”, made Boise State legit, helped Spurrier make SC legit etc. we always seemed to piss our pants in games like this the last few years of Richt’s time at UGA.

    • lakedawg

      So if we we were to lose to NC ,(which I do not think possible), would that be pissing in our pants or would that be giving the new staff a bye for their first game. Has always been a mystery to me how some fans classify losses..

      • Mad Mike

        Knowing Cooley like I do, I know he means if we come out unprepared and lose a game in an embarrassing fashion ala USCe 2012, or UCF in the bowl game. Something like that is “pissing our pants”.

  14. illini84

    Tim Beckman’s stay at North Carolina didn’t last long.

    The former Illinois coach, who was fired in late August 2015 after an independent investigation found he mistreated players and deterred them from reporting injuries, left his post as a volunteer assistant with the Tar Heels on Thursday evening.

  15. Bigshot

    The problem I see is UGA always seems to be a first for somebody. They always have a way of bringing out the best in the other team.